I will be traveling to Thailand in a month or so and was planning on visiting Khao Sok Nat. Park and staying on Koh Lanta shortly thereafter. Has anyone been to either of these places or have any recomendations?
Thanks for anything you might have...
I was just at both places. I havent been able to keep up with the blog, but there are pictures of Khao Sok in there. As far as Ko Lanta im not sure what the appeal is of the place. Its an ok beachy sort of place with resorts down the west coast. You can bike over to the east coast to Old Lanta town and the interior is ok, but nothing here is really that great and its about to hit season and get very expensive there. better off hitting Krabi then jump over to railey and Ao nong.
Assuming you arrive at Khao Sok by bus, you'll be dropped off at the main road, where all the guest houses will have a truck waiting to scalp you for their place. The village is about 1.8 km down the road and really just pick one of the trucks that seem ok and go with them for a night. I think one place that looked nice was tree house bungalows. I stayed at shiiit i forget green somthing. it was a cute place but might be a bit rustic for most tastes.
I haven't been to Ko Lanta but visited Khao Sok national park last year and I think it's one of my favourite places in Thailand. It's just so different to other places, a lot less touristy and the lake and vegetation are somehow quite surreal and I really liked the walks around it.
We stayed at Jungle Huts in the village, nothing fancy but great for a backpackers budget. The Thai people who run it were super friendly (the owner even gave us a lift to the train station, because we had missed the bus ) and food in their restaurant was very yummy. They organize day-trips to the park but it is also possible to stay there in floating huts or camp for the night. Beautiful place in all, and a great change from pretty beaches and hectic cities.
If you go to Khao Sok, you can try this website:
Have a nice trip!
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